Tax Identity Theft Information and Tools 


Tax practitioners and their clients are concerned about the growing epidemic of tax-related identity theft. The AICPA shares members' concerns about the impact of identity theft and offers the resources below to help them learn more about this issue and advise clients. We have provided recommendations to Congress and the IRS Oversight Board on ways to further protect taxpayers and preparers.

To stay abreast of continued efforts on identity theft, see AICPA Identity Theft Tax Advocacy Efforts.

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Featured Resources

ID theft

Client Identity Theft Checklist

Available to all AICPA members! This downloadable PDF outlines specific steps a client should take to mitigate the damage of identity theft, including closing credit cards, filing a police report, and addressing IRS matters.

Tax Identity Theft Toolkit

Recently updated! This toolkit provides the resources you need to discuss tax-related identity theft with your clients, address account problems with the IRS, and maintain the highest security measures for your firm.

Client Advisement Letter

Available to all AICPA members! This template letter advises clients on best practices to keep their information safe and avoid tax-related identity theft. Add your firm logo and use it to reinforce your value as their CPA.

Checklists, Practice Guides, and Templates

Videos, Webcasts, and Other Media

Other Resources

External Guidance


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